Nature in Pembrokeshire

Nature’ means all living organisms and the ecological complexes (including non-living elements and processes) of which they are part. It includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems; the resilience of ecosystems; the services they provide to society and the way in which humans interact with nature.

Nature is everywhere: in gardens, fields, hedgerows, mountains, cliffs and in the sea. Its abundance and diversity is a key element of the natural systems that sustain us through ecosystem services such as pollination of crops, flood alleviation, pest control and water purification. Access to natural areas is also an aspect of quality of life, giving us pleasure, interest and understanding of our environment.

Many organizations work together in Pembrokeshire to maintain and improve local natural features. Together, they form the Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership. We are building on existing partnerships and initiatives and developing new networks and mechanisms to deliver nature conservation aims as set out in our local action plans.

Azure Damselfly - Trevor Theobald


Pembrokeshire is justly famous for its magnificent coast, thronged with birds and in the spring, carpeted with wild flowers, quiet estuaries, steep wooded valleys and wide sweeps of heathland in the Preseli Hills. In between, are patchworks of fields and small copses bounded by earth-stone banks that are frequently of great antiquity. The sea and sea bed around the Pembrokeshire coast are rich in species, some of which are of considerable economic importance. Nature is fundamental to the physical, economic and spiritual well-being of all who live and work in Pembrokeshire.

Snakelocks Rockpool - Trevor Theobald

Our Aims

The Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership exists to: co-ordinate, promote and record existing and new actions to conserve, promote and enhance nature in the County of Pembrokeshire, including the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the inshore waters and seabed around the Pembrokeshire coast to 12 miles offshore, taking account of local and national priorities.

Bluebells - Trevor Theobald

How are we going to achieve it

The Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership provides the framework for local nature recovery action that will contribute to the delivery of national targets for key habitats and species, and the raising of awareness and understanding of the relevance of nature to the people of Pembrokeshire. You can find our Nature Recovery Action Plan here:

Key contact

Ant Rogers - Biodiversity Implementation Officer

Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership

Conservation Team
County Hall
SA61 1TP

Phone: 01437 764551

There are many ways you can help nature in Pembrokeshire, from small changes in your garden to participating in community projects or national initiatives. To discuss ideas or find out what’s going on near you, contact the Biodiversity Implementation Officer.

Pembrokeshire is a valued member of the all-Wales Local Nature Partnership Network

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